Spring 2012 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course will undertake an in-depth study of nineteenth-century fiction. It will examine some of this period’s landmark, representative texts and consider their aesthetic features as well as their revolutionary critique of the world in the realm of history, religion, morality, and politics. In addition, it will study the immense intellectual and emotional changes these works have invented and foretold about modernity.
Required Texts May Include:
Jane Austen, Emma
H. Balzac, Father Goriot
M. Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment
T. Hardy, Jude the Obscure
H, von Kleist, The Marquise of O.
R. Sobel, The French Revolution
Emil Zola, L’Assomoir
In addition, we will read texts by Crankshow, Kleist, Pomper, and Avrich.
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